Luxe Outdoor Hex Peak F6A 2 Person Tent

£299.99

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The very popular Hex Peak range which was introduced into the UK in 2014 has now been increased to include this larger double shelter, the F6.

(There are currently two models in the range the V4 solo Hex Peak which has an optional double F4 nest)

This model the F6 is a much larger version of the same shape and is supplied with a larger double nest as standard. Therefore making it more comfortable for couples or a small family. It is shipped with the double nest as standard.

It is another 23cm taller than the V4 Hex Peak and the floor space is considerably larger with a maximum width of 260cm by 195cm. This still leaves a vestibule area almost 100cm in depth.

Can can safely say that it is a large roomy shelter suitable for users up to 6'3" with comfort. You may find it worth adding some extra pegs to those provided, as it will give you more pitching options, as the inner can loop 'over' the pegs set for the outer, or they can be adjusted to suit ground conditions.

The V4 solo inner nest can be purchased as an optional extra which results in a much larger vestibule area for the solo hiker or cyclist. There is enough space in the vestibule to store a bike. (See photos)

All in all we expect this tent to be another massive seller this year.

Video showing the difference between the F6A and the Winter F6E available here.

Video showing the difference between F6A and the larger Octapeak F8 available here.

  • Flysheet: 40D/230T Nylon ripstop fabric with the inner PU coated and the outer siliconized
  • Seam sealing may be required. Tube of sealant is supplied.
  • Inner tent: High density nylon mesh
  • Inner floor: 68D Nylon taffeta PU coated. 4000mm Water column
  • Pole: Not included
  • Guy rope: 11 lines included (6 attached to the fly and 5 attached to the inner)
  • Stakes: 18 cm Alloy Y-Stake x 6 (For minimum setting)
  • Hydrostatic Head: 2500mm
  • Weight:                               
    • F6 Outer fly: 850g
    • F6 Inner: 980g
    • 6 x Stakes: 84g
  • Max inner floor space 255cm x 190cm x 163cm tall
  • Packed dimensions approx 50cm x 12cm (dia)
     

Pole Option

Your have a choice of 2 poles which will support the F6 model. The 163X or the 197X. As the 163X is almost at its fullest extension we suggest the 197X as the preferred option to allow for more height flexibility for the minor penalty of 54 grammes.

  • Top tips for a stable shelter in all weathers

    If the supporting pole sinks at any stage the material will lose all the tension and the tent can become unstable in high winds, with the possibility of the pole moving. The common tip here is to cut a tennis ball in half and use each half at either end of the pole. It prevents the pole from sinking and also reduces the pressure on the peak. Once this is in place, applying tension on all the surrounding guys will maintain tension throughout the night. Some use Marmite caps or Rebar Mushrooms.

    In excessive wet weather we have had occasional reports of the supplied guys slipping in the cleats. A simple overhand knot will stop this.

  • Seam sealing the tent

    As the silicone tents are designed without seam taping, we recommend user to apply seam sealing on the outside seam of flysheet where necessary (Mainly around the crown area). Along the horizontal stitching around the vent. Down the zip and 'inside' the guy loops and top loop. (Pull apart with your fingers) Anywhere water can gather is a potential point of issue if the tent will be subjected to prolonged rainfall or a persistently wet environment.